Our Crashendo kids showing off their letter writing and drawing skills! Thanks to Bendigo Bank Altona, Laverton and Point Cook Community Bank Branches for their generous support of our woodwind program this year.
A LOT of excitement had built over the weeks running up to our end-of-year concert on Thursday 7 December. It would be the first major concert for our Rossini students who started with us in July - and they were jumping out of their skin! It was also our first concert featuring our new woodwind section. Students playing flutes and clarinets for the first time wowed our audience. How far they had come in only six months.
All our Crashendo! groups performed - Elgars, Beethovens, Mozarts and Rossinis. Pieces included Dragonhunter (Richard Meyer), Jingle Bells, Merrily We Roll Along, Rainbow (Stephen Chin) and much more.
We are so proud of what all Crashendo! students achieved in 2017 - what a year! We expanded to include woodwind instruments and performed two or more concerts every term. We look forward to 2018 being just as fabulous!
Crashendo! students - our largest group to play in the community in 2017 - performed at the Laverton Festival on Sunday 19 November. It was a hot day and we made our best effort to huddle in the shade to perform for a large and enthusiastic audience. Well done to all students - some of our students had never performed in public before and were unphased by the challenges of outdoor gigs (wind, sun, heat etc!).
On Thursday 28 September, our Elgars group braved the dark skies and performed at the Lohse Street Reserve in Laverton. The event marked the end of the month-long Art in Public Spaces festival across Hobsons Bay and the screening of Blockumentary, a film about locals living in Laverton. Crashendo! students performed a variety of songs which they have been working on with teaching artists, Steph and Natasha, during the term. We love performing for our community and we look forward to the next one!